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FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

A "dark" skin for the regular career mode of Football Manager 2021 - Version 12.0, released on 11 april 2021. To be used in 1920x1080 and 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%)

By Updated on Apr 11, 2021   218324 views   656 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Skins - FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

NOW THE SKIN IS TOTALLY COMPATIBLE WITH 1920x1080 SCREEN RESOLUTION AND 4k (windows display settings 200%; game 100%).

Dear all
I’m proud to introduce you the FLUTSKIN (dark version) for FM21.

I would like to thank you all the fans who contacted me in order to know if FLUTSKIN would be released this year and gave me additional motivation to hard work on the skin.
I hope you like and appreciate the work done.

As usual, the FLUTSKIN is completely full of changes when you compare with the default skin.

The Skin pack also includes:
1. “Round country flags”, “round continents logos” and default logos specially made in metallic style by BRIAN-Q from sourtitoutsi. Those graphics will be displayed in the title bar.
2. Background maps for confederations, also made by brian-q. Thank you brian by your great work and for your collaboration!!!

You can download the 2D packs prepared for Flutskin (titlebar and player overview panel). For that you should search for that kits pack elsewhere since the download link in FMScout is down due copyright issues.
However, if you prefer edit your own kits, I also included in the pack a .pdf file explaining how you can edit the kits for Flutskin.

You also can download the stadiums megapack and the citypics released by DAZS8 (thank you, my friend)

Main changes in 12.0 -As you can see above the Flutskin's player overview panel for FM18 has returned (with updates).
- New player overview panel (now the player overview panel from FlutsKin FM18 returns but, of course, updated; and you have six options to choose in the drop down arrow; at least one of the options works well with DF pictures)
- Club overview panel tweaked, namely regarding the key players panel.
- Some bugs fixed
- That's it. I had doubts about releasing this version now, but given the requests related to the new Player overview panel, I decided not to make you wait any longer. Thus...I hope you enjoy it!!

Main changes in 11.0
• “New” game processing panel (top panel changed)
• “New” Team selection advice popup (width/height increased and player pictures and nation flags included)
• “New” inbox team selection advice panel (pitch increased, player pictures and nation flags included)
• New option to choose a huge database when we start a new game
• “New” Match tactics panel (now includes, flags, player pictures and duty role pie graphics)
• “New” inbox content team report scout report panel (the pitch was changed, and player pictures were included)
• Fixtures details tweaked (stadium picture included)
• kits highlight in tactics panel tweaked (the outline is now much more visible)
• player overview tweaked
• Other tweaks in Inbox panel:
- Inbox content with season summary panel (the left column was increased in order to make visible all the league table, without the need to scroll down)
- Inbox content with team dynamics panel (the boxes for the players names were tweaked regarding the width)
- Inbox content with competition preview panel.xml (right column increased and the information now are centred)
- Inbox content with competition review panel (right panel increased; left panel with larger logos)
- Inbox content with best youth production (table height increased)

Main changes in 10.0
• Best eleven panel now includes new information of each player. Also nation flags in players on the pitch were included
• Option to choose a personal picture when we start a new game is included
• Player/availability/youth development team tactics inbox changed (pictures and kit back/front rotation on pitch included and pictures also included in substitutes)
• Team report panel tweaked (nation flags of each player included)
• Club overview panel tweaked (last eleven panel tweaked) pitch length increased; nation flags and global condition of each player included - also when we click on
the heart icon the condition popup is displayed)
• Director of Football panel tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Unwanted list tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Development list tweaked (larger picture and some information included)
• Team award overall tweaked (some additional information added)
• All solid buttons in inbox panel are now in blue colour
• The blur effect was removed
• Board vision panels are tweaked (now we don’t have the pink colour and the icons are coloured according primary and secondary team colours) (this is an apport based on the work of Rosek)
• Player search dialog box was tweaked (pink colour removed)
• New alt folder for those who prefer playing with black sidebar and with black titlebar was included in the alts pack.
• New weather icons (this is an apport of Qvordrup)
• Stadium/city pictures “none” tweaked (that picture displayed with "coming soon) (also made by Qvordrup)
• Country locators updated (also by Qvordrup)

Main changes in 9.0
- Face pictures included in team squad, team squad tactics, search panel, scouting list panel, staff teams and so on..
- Player overview tweaked (a new physical condition included as default box)
- Small tweaks here and there
- TV Logos included (following the work of Rosek, I included the TV Logos in match panel, line ups panel, league table in match preview and in the match caption displaying when a team score a goal)

Important note regarding TV LOGOS:
Although the default tv logo is the one I use, of course you can easily change it; for that you just have to go to skin/graphics/icons/tv logos. In that folder there is a alt folder with many TV logos. You just have to replace the tv logo.png and the tv [email protected] for that one you want. Of course you should rename the new logos as tv logo and tv [email protected] You also can use other logos made by you. The procedure to use them is exactly the same. However, I should remember that yo should use logos with the right height. For tv logo you should use 25px and for the @2x you should use 50px.

Main changes in 8.0
- Most of the pink/violet colours removed (thank you Rosek and Evil for your help regarding the skin settings.xml)
- Introdution panel tweaked
- Non player profile tweaked (attributes boxes included)
- Match team talk tweaked (beyond colours changed, big players box/pictures were included)
- Tactics Squad tweaked (conditions/match preparation included and also popup changed)
- Player Popup tweaked
- World panel tweaked
- Assignment tasks panel tweaked
- Some other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 7.0
- New embedded and subtle buttons
- Tactics overview panel tweaked (flags for players nationality on pitch and recent matches analysis button included)
- Player popup panel tweaked (fitness/sharpness in FM20 style and player morale included)
- Players match bar tweaked (colours changed amd fitness/sharpness included)
- Tactics/substitutions panel in match tweaked (fitness/sharpness included as default)
- Team squad panel tweaked (default general information default view with much more information)
- Next opponent overview tweaked (players faces and kits included in opponent line up; player faces included in line ups comparison)
- Next opponent stats pack tweaked
- other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 6.0 version
- New Match Full Review panel
- Match Intro panel tweaked (player faces of substitutes and managers included; team frormation included)
- Match tactics tweaked (player faces included)
- Titlebar tweaked
- Best eleven bug fixed
- Continue button fixed
- New alt for unlock japanese clubs overview (now you have 6 different alt folders)
- Other minor tweaks and bugs fixed

Main changes in 5.0 version
- New match team panel news
- New match mid/halftime panel
- "New" match scoreboard (following the amazing idea of OPZ, now team names are coloured according the secondary club colour)
- New pre season report team preview panel (in news item panel)
- Player attrbutes profile panel tweaked
- Match inbetween highlights tweaked (notable events option included)
- New alt for those who experiment problems with a team logo between the kits displayed in player panel (now you have 5 alts available)
- Other tweaks and fixes here and there

Main changes in 4.0 version
- New Match inbetween highlights panel (with much more information panels in drop down arrow, including facilities, heat map, player pictures in team formation and many match player statistics)
- New leagues in focus panel (including 5 tabs for avoid to always have to change the league displayed)
- "New" match scoreboard, including team kits and with background boxes changed)
- Match team talk tweaked and including players pictures
- Tactical meeting tweaked
- Four different alt. files for playing 1. without backgrounds, 2. with scoreboard without team managers, 3. with the player picture on the left of the Player Attributes Panel and 4. with the sidebar coloured according each team colour
- Other small tweaks here and there

Main changes in 3.0 version
- New player attributes panel
- New personal information panel
- New competition roundup panel
- “New” Team overview staff
- New board room panel
- Player comparison panel tweaked
- Player tactics panel tweaked
- Competition fixtures panel tweaked
- Individual Training tweaked
- Medical department overview tweaked
- Team risk assessment panel tweaked
- Titlebar font changed
- Sidebar coloured according clubs colours (as an alt)
Other tweaks here and there

Main changes in 2.2 version
- "New" match scorebaord (now with primary team colours as background colour)
- Player popup tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked
- Instant result bug fixed (the information in popup now is okay)
- Match titlebar tweaked

Main changes in 2.1 version
- Compatibility with 1920x1080
- Home manager tweaked
- Some inbox panels tweaked and transparency included
- Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 2.0 version
  • New player popup panel
  • New competition preview panel
  • New human profile panel
  • New non player profile
  • Match scoreboard tweaked (now with the complete team names)
  • Scout card tweaked (colour changed)
  • Game processing tweaked (colour of days changed)
  • Player overview panel tweaked (player pictures box changed and right/left foot included in all three options in the drop down arrow
  • Manager Home tweaked (top information regrading next game/managers adjusted)
  • Bugs reported fixed

Main changes in 1.0 version
  • New club overview
  • New club general
  • New nation overview
  • New nation general overview
  • New player overview panel (option for attributes with or without background boxes was included; also you have three view options of the player in the drop down arrow)
  • New news panel
  • New Team report panel (also various related panels were tweaked, including horizontal view in squad depth)
  • New training panel
  • New match titlebar scoreboard (team managers included and also included some new information),
  • New home manager panel
  • New Stadium panel
  • Team tactics tweaked (Player pictures and role/duty icon included)
  • Match commentary tweaked (the font size was increased)
  • Match bottom bar tweaked (player pictures included),
  • Instant result on tactics and also during the match included (the button in the match screen is in the menus on the top right of the screen with an icon IR),
  • Background/oppacity selector included
  • Team of the week in inbox panel tweaked (faces and also front and back kit included)
  • Game processing panel (stadium, fixtures and other information included)
  • Competition overview panel tweaked (team badges in the fixtures included and showing more players in the stats panel)

Once again I would like to thank you to all FM Fans who support my work and also to all skin makers. A special thank you to PATRES10 from fmslovakia for the 2D default kits (especially tailor-made for FlutSkin).

Also a special thank you to Michael Murray since I started editing the match inbetween highlights panel based on his amazing work!!

Also a special thank you for Rosek and Evil-Muffin from sourtitoutsi and other FM fans (I just highlighted Rosek and Evil since they are all the time available to help the people who like to play with FlutSkin and they are keeping the answers of questions and requests updated; however I thank you all!!!)

One last "thing": some of the screenshots of the skin are not updated (are from previous versions of the skin). Sorry for that but I have not time yet to update the screenshots.

As always FlutSkin is completely free to download and I hope you enjoy it. However, if you want, you can reward my work donating whatever amount you wish. Any small amount is really appreciated.

You can do so by clicking the button down below:

Resolution requirements:
This skin was made to work properly in 3840x2160 (4K with windows display settings 200%) and also 1920x1080 (1080p) full screen mode, sidebar icons only. As a result, some panels won’t work properly in other resolutions..

Flut Skin Dark - FM21 Preview

How to add Flut Skin in FM21

Download and extract the .rar file (using either 7-Zip for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac).

Place the "fm2021flutskin_dark" folder here:
Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\skins

  1. Create the folder "skins" if it doesn't exist.
  2. Start FM21 and go to Preferences screen and then into the Interface tab.
  3. You should see FM 2021 Flut Skin dark - Version 12.0 as an option in the skin drop down of the Overview box.
  4. Hit the Confirm button.

Please note this skin is provided as is. It has nothing to do with Sports Interactive or SEGA and won't be supported by them.

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Discussion: FM 2021 FLUT skin dark - Version 12.0

656 comments have been posted so far.

  • Flut's avatar
    mindows: maybe you was used another skin before. Sometimes it cause that kind of conflict. Clear the cache, exit the game and reload it.

    1nscrutable: you have to go to setyings and change the values in the following piece of code:

    <colour name="unknown attribute background" red="146" green="82" blue="143"/>
    <colour name="low attribute background" red="247" green="121" blue="121"/>
    <colour name="normal attribute background" red="245" green="245" blue="85"/>
    <colour name="good attribute background" red="157" green="217" blue="121" />
    <colour name="excellent attribute background" red="83" green="249" blue="83" />

    TS_ you can change the font size in player attributes panel4abox.xml
  • TS.'s avatar
    Thank you so much, Flut.
    Can you just tell me what controls the size of font in attributes player pop up overview (the ones without background boxes).
  • mindows's avatar
    Hi FLUT, how to fix my personalized main panel, when i change i can use it for while, but if i reload or go out it makes default as you can see image in link...

    I want to make a change an keep it until the end of save.

    Thank you,
  • 1nscrutable's avatar
    Hi Flut,
    First of all, thanks for your awesome work! My problem is that even I tried several times, I couldn't change the color codes in players' attributes page. Can you please help me with this?
  • Flut's avatar
    @cholo: Thanks! Regarding you questions:
    1. to edit the general overview you should edit the team container information overview panel club.xml - however that xml pointed for some other you have to find, for instance, using notepad++ open the xml and use the command “find”. Find file= (than you can see each one of the xmls there are working complemmentary with this)

    2. You have to do the same for club overview pnael.xml (responsible for club overview panel)

    3. Regarding the problem with the editor, sorry but I don’t know how to help you.

    4. Concerning the other problem (the continue button) everything is well in my game. Try to clear the cache exit the game and return (and keep this skin only in the skins folder).

    @Klapco: I believe now you understood why the FM players should always have to do the changes (as you imagine I will not remove things that work well in the skin with proper screen resolution)

    @Gambu: You can download the 1.0 version

  • Gambu's avatar
    Hi Flut, magnificent work, year after year... as i told, we ve a FM with, and another totally difrent without FLUT SKIN! Parabéns!
    Anyone tell me where do i find 2D Kits (profiel players) for these season 20-21?
  • Cholo14's avatar
    Hi Flut. First of all, thank you very much for the great work creating the skin, second I will tell you about any problem I have. I have a resolution of 1920x1080 and the zoom at 85% is the best I can see, but in the club information screen and in the general screen there are elements that are superimposed on others, cut stars and things that do not look good, if it is possible to fix it myself it would be great, just like I did with the kits. Another thing, with the editor I removed the B team and added it as a reserve team and since then instead of leaving the flag of Spain, it comes out with the Algerian flag, top right, how can I change that?
    Finally, the button to continue at half-time and at the end of the game has disappeared or is not seen, the calendar comes out.
    Thank you very much for everything.
  • Klapco's avatar
    True. That was my suggestion for everything to be resolved in the next updates, not that I am attacking your work. Without your skin I would not even buy the game.Support from me !
  • Flut's avatar
    Hi all.
    First of all I would like to thank you the people who felt that Klapco was attacking my work and gave me support. However, I believe it was not the intention of Klapco. I believe I understood his point. I imagine Klapco thought something like “if the other version also have taht bug, why is not fixed now?”. In order to avoid misunderstandings I also believe I have to explain why. In fact there are two kind of potential problems: bugs and “problems” due the screen resolution used by the FM players. Bugs, for me, are those things that dpon’t work well in the skin – even in the resolution where is supposed to work well (in this case 4k) as, for instance, missing commands or commands that do nothing, wrong text colours, etc ; problems are those things that is not adjusted for some resolutions. The “problem” reported by Klapco (and also by other players) is in that later category. In fact, in the resolution for which the skin was edited that logo works well and, in my view is important to be there (when we don’t have the 2D kits adapted for flutskin, it will be displayed on the default kits since, as we know, that kits don’t have the badge and, with the logo I included the team logo is in the right place with the right size). In other resolutions that problem arises and one of two strategies are required: or reduce the logo or delete it (the easiest solution; that one I already explained in this thread). That’s why this and maybe other “problems” still remaining in all versions of the skin and always have to be solved by the users of the skin without a 4k screen.
    Well, I believe now is more clear. Regarding the reported problem, Klapco, as carR9 and vonreichsm said, I already explain how to solve it. Thus, please, look at the thread and please search my comments where I present the solution.
    And ... please, guys, enjoy the game and don't be angry because it's not worth it.
  • jeff44's avatar
    no need to use bad language like that
  • vonreichsm's avatar
    Like carR9 said: I think you can read. And if it´s so, read the forum and you will find how you can fix your problem!!!
  • carR9's avatar
    @Klapco You are out of place. Flut explain post before how to solve this issues. READ something, is awesome!!
  • Klapco's avatar
    Stupid man or a 12-year-old child, which is that I said badly about Flut, I just gave him a suggestion to fix some things. fuck you idiot.
  • jeff44's avatar
    if you can do a better Job then any skin maker then please feel free to make one if not then zip it the skin makers do these skins in there spare time some do have a social life family and work you know even if u don't
  • Richardcharlston's avatar
    @klapco, you do realise that Flut does this for free to help us enjoy the game more?

    he has a day job too. He does a great job, and is appreciated
  • Klapco's avatar
    Wonderful SKIN Flut but why don't you correct these mistakes so we don't have to when we don't understand much ?
  • carR9's avatar
    Thanks Flut!!
  • Flut's avatar
    carR9: first you should reduce the value in <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="95" />

    When the size will be oaky you should adjust the number in the kit. For that change the values of top and left (use trall and error method).

    For the name, reduce the value "100"
  • carR9's avatar
    Thanks Flut!!!! I have to increase the number of all the lines?? All numbers??? Sorry to ask again!!!
  • Flut's avatar
    HI Aktham: :)

    Hi CarR: you should edit the name and the number in the following pieces of code in panels/generic/kit icon14

    <widget class="label" id="bNAM" size="11" alignment="top, centre_y, can_scale" font="fonts/kit name" colour="secondary" >
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="44" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" inset="100"/>

    <!-- player number -->
    <widget class="picture" id="bNUM" image_alignment="centre" scale_picture="true">
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="top" inset="4"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="left" inset="93"/>
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="vertical" inset="0" />
    <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="all" inset="95" />

  • carR9's avatar
    Hi Flut, amazing work, as all the years!!! People like me, with "many years" has to put fonts and images with zoom!!! (110% for example), how we can solve this little issue???? If it is possible... thanks![/img]
  • Aktham Shraiba's avatar
    Flut .... fixed Thank you ... I will let you know if I find any problem
  • Flut's avatar
    conardo: use the megapack from DazS8.

    bluemoon: 1. maybe I tried for other version; 2. I tried but I don't know how to do it yet.

    RichardCharlston and speedgreak: thanks!!

    vav: yes. But later.

    Onyewu: yes, I spent many hours trying several codes and best I could is to achieve the full name and the club colours. However, when I quit the panel and return, the six letters name returns. Thus, for now, I quit trying.

    jamie: :)
  • jamie1983xxx's avatar
    Flut just to let you know i have solved it. I found i had to delete version 1 for version 2 to work might be worth noting mate. Thanks again
  • Onyewu's avatar
    I can get the scoreboard team background (primary) / text (secondary) colors to work with the 6-letter team name, but not the full team name.....In the match score area panel, I changed the "text button" "T1nm" and the "team button" "awaN" from black to secondary......I have the background color correct, but the text that I changed from black to secondary is now the secondary color of the competition, not the team secondary color.....hmmmm

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